• Diane M Kellogg

Blog Notes October 11, 2019


It's hard to believe Halloween is just a few weeks away. We've all got our decorations up and await the ring of the doorbell. The run of children, wrapped in magic and sharing their joy. A night of pretend and funny enough, giving. Candy and apples, cider and donuts, what's not to love! It brings back memories while also taking a look at the changes a few decades make. Things have changed but are so much the same. Happy Halloween!


Feeling a little batty? Be sure to check out our Birds of Halloween. I may just have to give birds a new definition.


Have you ever written poetry or played word games? Writing the birds article got me to thinking of Edgar Allan Poe and The Raven. I tried to figure a way to bring the poem to you but the best I can do is give you this link... Edgar Allan Poe - The Raven

Such a good read for Halloween or anytime. May it inspire you.


Welcome Mary Lynn Parson with her delightful Pumpkin Jack, this issue's free project.

Look for a similar winter project from a new artist in December.


Designers!!! We need you! 2020 needs wonderful artists submissions for the blog!

Blog 2020 Editorial Calendar

January - New Years, Valentine's Day, Earth Day, Chinese New Year, St. Patrick's Day

February - Home Decor (Kitchen, Bedroom, Living Room, Bath, etc.)

March - Birds of Spring, Mother's Day, Easter

April - Father's Day, Birds of Summer, Patriotic

May - Picnic

June - Steampunk

July - Christmas in July

August - Halloween High Jinx

September - Day of the Dead

October - Fall into Christmas

November - Christmas

December - Last minute gifts, Jewelry, Everyday, Art Deco

We are also looking for projects that include a recipe and a painted item to match.

Everyday items are looked at for all issues, not just December.


I'd like to take a moment and thank Painting World Magazine for their continued support of those who love to paint, in any way, shape or form.


New product alert! Viking Woodcrafts has some awesome new barn door surfaces debuting at NET! Be sure to check them out!

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